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Brand New Bar Debuts at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Fulton Street Food Hall Opens Soon

There’s quite a bit going on at Harrah’s Las Vegas, including the recent debut of a new casino bar and a new food court, the Fulton Street Food Hall.

There’s a construction wall where Ming’s Table restaurant and The Cafe at Harrah’s used to be. We miss Italian Night at the cafe, but it’s time for some Las Vegas newness.

In Las Vegas, construction walls represent infinite possibility. They’re also an invitation. We hate turning down invitations.

The new Fulton Street Food Hall is set to debut September 15, 2014.

Harrah’s Las Vegas, of course, has a New Orleans theme, so this new food court (sorry, “hall”) has been named after an entertainment district in “The Big Easy.”

As evidenced by our security breach, below, there’s still a lot of work to be done at Fulton Street Food Hall. Then again, Las Vegas hotels seem to make magic happen when it comes to opening restaurants, so we don’t doubt they’ll hit their target date.

Thanks for not reporting us to The Man, construction dudes.

The construction wall around the new food court provides some interesting renderings of what’s to come. First and foremost, there will be a new bar! It will be open 24 hours a day.

They could very well have called it the Fulton Street Hooch Hall.

In addition to the bar, the new food court will offer a sushi and noodle bar, pizza, comfort foods, sandwiches, soups, salads, frozen yogurt and coffee and bakery (open 24 hours).

How we just gained four pounds from renderings of baked goods, we’ll never know.

From what we can see, the new Fulton Street Food Hall will have a lot of the same elements of a Las Vegas buffet, which begs the question: Does Harrah’s need both the Fulton Street Food Hall and its long-in-the-tooth Flavors buffet?

“Emporium” comes from the Greek, “emporos,” or “merchant,” and is also related to “peirein,” meaning “to pass through.” So, we take it there will also be Mexican food.

Here are more renderings of the Fulton Street Food Hall so we can move on to the new casino bar at Harrah’s, already.

 

A construction wall marks the demise of the Party Time Bar at Harrah’s.

The Party Time Bar is being replaced by a new gaming area (slots), the only thing it’s OK to replace a bar with, other than another bar. Read on.

Weep not for the loss of the Party Time Bar, however. Harrah’s has a brand new bar! It’s not just new and shiny, it’s much bigger than the previous casino bar and has more TVs and video poker.

The new casino bar at Harrah’s was doing brisk business during our visit.

The new bar, which employees told us is called Center Bar, but which we’ve also seen referred to as Signature Bar, is sort of in a “V” shape, making it easily accessible from most parts of the casino at Harrah’s.

Oh, yay, more video poker machines where we’ll never get a royal flush because they’re actually urban myths.

We counted about 25 video poker games along the length of the new Harrah’s casino bar, as well as a robust selection of beers. (We actually didn’t notice anything special about the beers. We just like using the word “robust.”)

Video poker trivia: In Jacks or Better, 20% of first hands dealt are winners. In Deuces Wild, players discard all five of their cards 20% of the time.

In addition to the new food court and casino bar, it’s also worth noting comedian Rita Rudner returns to Harrah’s starting Sep. 17, 2014. She’ll appear Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Vegas fixture’s last residency at Harrah’s lasted four years, from 2006 to 2010, and she most recently appeared at the Venetian.

Kudos to Harrah’s Las Vegas for shaking things up with some new offerings, and we look forward to doing some damage at the bars, both to those currently in existence as well as those yet to be.